2022 Specialized Tarmac SL7 Expert

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2022 Specialized Tarmac SL7 Expert

2022 Specialized Tarmac SL7 Expert

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2022 Specialized Tarmac SL7 Expert Features:

  • 'Aero is everything'—Specialized have been preaching it for years and it’s still the driving force for the new Tarmac. In their quest for tube shapes that deliver the fastest frame that the UCI rules allow, Specialized took a page out of the Venge development book and utilised their FreeFoil Shape Library. Armed with a library of optimised shapes, they turned to the Win Tunnel to plug these shapes into a modular test bike, for more testing and validation. The result? A new Tarmac Expert that’s faster than before—33 seconds faster over 40km than the Tarmac SL6. No compromises, just pure speed.
  • While aerodynamics were paramount to the Tarmac’s development, and to the development of all of Specialized's race bikes, weight was the co-pilot on this optimal race bike journey. Previously “aero bikes” always compromised in the weight department—the more drag you reduced, the more weight you gained. With the new Tarmac, their design philosophy was to keep it at, or below, the UCI weight limit out of the box, with no sacrifices to aerodynamics. And with the help of the FreeFoil Shape Library, tools like isotopic FEA analysis, and some engineering wizardry by the best engineers in the industry, we delivered a frame that weighs a mere 920 grams, without giving up a gram of aero, stiffness or ride quality.
  • Continuing their quest to develop the perfect race bike, Specialized used their Rider-First Engineered™ philosophy to ensure that the new Tarmac is the most balanced, best handling Tarmac yet—no matter the size. With an army of the world’s best test riders from Specialized's three World Tour Teams — Boels-Dolmans, Deceuninck-Quick-Step, and Bora-hansgrohe — they made changes to the Tarmac based on their thousands of kilometers on the road. Specialized balanced the ride quality between the front and rear end, so even the longest days in the saddle continue to be comfortable—all without giving up anything to the Tarmac’s legendary handling and race-winning snappiness.
  • Building on the learnings from the Venge, the new Tarmac utilizes simple integration to create a clean, fast cockpit that’s easy to live with. Specialized have improved the routing for any configuration — mechanical shifting, traditional stems, round bars, etc. — all while keeping its aerodynamic attributes. These same traits also make the new Tarmac easy to work on and easy to travel with. It’s a win-win.

 

Frame
Tarmac SL7 FACT 10r Carbon, Rider First Engineered™, Win Tunnel Engineered, Clean Routing, Threaded BB, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
Fork
FACT Carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
Handlebars
Specialized Expert Shallow Drop, alloy, 125mm drop x 75mm reach
Stem
Tarmac integrated stem, 6-degree
Tape
Supacaz Super Sticky Kush
Front Brake
Shimano Ultegra R8170, hydraulic disc
SeatPost
2021 S-Works Tarmac Carbon seat post, FACT Carbon, 20mm offset
Seat Binder
Tarmac integrated wedge
Rear Brake
Shimano Ultegra R8170, hydraulic disc
Shift Levers
Shimano Ultegra R8170, hydraulic disc
Front Derailleur
Shimano Ultegra R8150, braze-on
Rear Derailleur
Shimano Ultegra R8150, 12-speed
Cassette
Shimano Ultegra, 12-speed, 11-30t
Crankset
Shimano Ultegra R8100
Chainrings
52/36T
Bottom Bracket
Shimano Threaded BSA BB
Chain
Shimano Ultegra, 12-speed
Front Wheel
Roval C38, 21mm internal width carbon rim
Rear Wheel
Roval C38, 21mm internal width carbon rim
Front Tyre
S-Works Turbo, 120 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm
Rear Tyre
S-Works Turbo, 120 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm
Inner Tubes
Turbo Ultralight, 48mm Presta valve
Saddle
Body Geometry Power Expert, titanium rails

* Specifications are subject to change without notice